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Healthy Apple Cinnamon Flax Seed Granola

This Healthy Apple Cinnamon Flax Seed Granola is perfect for fall especially if you love the apple and cinnamon combination! Use it on top of yogurt or add milk and enjoy!

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Flax Seed Granola

Ingredients for Healthy Apple Cinnamon Flax Seed Granola

All you need are 8 simple ingredients to make this granola. Aside from cinnamon, salt, olive oil and vanilla you will need:

  • Oats- either quick oats or regular oats will work. Regular oats will give you more crunch. For a gluten-free granola be sure to buy gluten-free oats.
  • Flax seed- ground flax seed is much more easily absorbed. To grind up flax seeds if you buy them whole put them in any food processor. Flax seeds provide many benefits including omega-3 fats and fiber.
  • Dried apples- these can be found in the produce or with the dried fruits like raisins and prunes. We used the brand Crunchies and they make an apple cinnamon variety.
  • Honey (or maple syrup)- to make this granola vegan use maple syrup in place of the honey.

How to store and use granola

This granola will stay fresh for a few weeks if stored at room temperature in an air tight container. I like to use mason jars to store our granola.

Serve this granola with yogurt, in a bowl with milk, on ice cream, in a smoothie bowl like this Strawberry Smoothie Bowl, on a smoothie or add it to trail mix for some extra crunch!

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Flax Seed Granola

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Apple Cinnamon Flax Seed Granola baked on a sheet pan

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Flax Seed Granola

Yield: about 6 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This Healthy Apple Cinnamon Flax Seed Granola is perfect for fall especially if you love the apple and cinnamon combination! Use it on top of yogurt or add milk and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups oats (quick or old fashioned oats)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 oz dried apples

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine oats, salt, cinnamon, olive oil, honey (or maple syrup), vanilla, and ground flax seed. Mix well to coat all oats.
  3. Spread oats in an even layer on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and stir. Return to oven for 10-15 minutes until oats are evenly toasted.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool completely without stirring.
  7. Once completely cool, stir and add dried apples.
  8. Store in an air tight container. Granola will be fresh for at least 10-14 days.

Notes

See blog post for details on gluten-free or vegan instructions.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 4g

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